- vi. 拍马屁；谄媚
- vt. 拍…的马屁
- n. 谄媚者
- brown-nose (v.)
- also brownnose, 1939, American English colloquial, said to be military slang originally, from brown (adj.) + nose (n.), "from the implication that servility is tantamount to having one's nose in the anus of the person from whom advancement is sought" [Webster, 1961]. Related: Brown-noser, brown-nosing (both 1950).
- 1. The sand martin is a brown bird with white underneath.
- 2. Ernest Brown lives about a dozen blocks from where the riots began.
- 3. Ms Brown is still no shoo-in for the November election.
- 4. We talk in her Belgrade flat, full of heavy old brown furniture.
- 5. The special cabinet committee comprises Mr Brown, Mr Mandelson, and Mr Straw.
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